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The professional title you are eligible for is dependent on the level of competence you can demonstrate. Academic and vocational qualifications contribute as they demonstrate your level of knowledge and understanding, but you must have working experience at that level.
As a an indicator, the underpinning knowledge and understanding requirements are:
*see the QAA website for Higher Education reference points
The order in which these should be listed is based on the order of precedence and category. This is dictated by standard practice, although it often varies by region.
The UK Ministry of Justice recommends the following order:
So an example would be: Lieutenant A N Other MBE BEng CEng FREng RN
Certificates are not usually shown but Diplomas may be (inserted after degrees but before practitioner registrations).
Further information can be found here
Please contact the membership department of your institution. They will assess your training, qualifications and experience against UK-SPEC and advise if you need to do anything further to become eligible.
In order to remain on our register you need to be a member of one of the appropriate institutions.
Therefore, if you would like to cancel your membership with your current institution you will need to transfer your Engineering Council registration to another institution first to avoid being removed from the national Register and losing your title.
If you choose to transfer your registration you are advised to do the following:
Please contact your institution for further information on how to reinstate your registration. The process for reinstatement will depend on how long it has been since the last payment of registration fees, but if the lapse has been longer than three years, the individual will be required to undertake a Professional Review.
Holding more than one professional registration at the same time, for example EngTech and IEng or IEng and CEng, is known as dual registration.
Dual registrations exist where a registrant has been awarded more than one of the Engineering Council’s titles and each of these has been awarded by a different institution. The Engineering Council issues dual registrants with a certificate for each title.
Please note that dual registration is different from upgraded registration. Registration is upgraded when a registrant progresses from one title to another (e.g. IEng to CEng) via the same institution. Although registrants who progress to a new title will receive a new certificate, they will not remain on the register under their former title (e.g. they would only be registered as a CEng, and would lose their IEng status).
Dual registration is therefore only possible for those registered with separate titles, via separate institutions, paying separate registration fees for each title.
If you are a member of more than one institution, this is known as an additional membership.
Additional memberships exist where the registrant has been awarded their title by two separate institutions. The Engineering Council only issues one certificate on initial registration. However, secondary certificates can be purchased using the certificate order form.
No, please contact a Notary Public or Solicitor. However, we can provide confirmation of your registered status in the form of a letter or email if required. You can contact us using our contact us form.
If you require an additional or replacement certificate, an order form can be found here.
The Engineering Council no longer issues registration cards, but many institutions do, so please check with yours. However, there are other products available, such as registrant ties, lapel pins and professional stamps. Please click here for more information.
There are two types of registration fee: the initial joining fee, and the annual registration fee. Amounts vary depending on your level of registration, and may be revised annually. Current Engineering Council registration fees can be found here and are paid via the institution you are registered through. Please contact your institution for methods of payment.
Please note that you will also have to pay fees to join and retain membership of your chosen institution. A few institutions also surcharge Engineering Council fees.
This will be on your registration certificate. If you do not have this please email a request to email@example.com and provide the following information: full name, date-of-birth and institution membership number.